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Next Steps

Next Steps

Price: £40 pp

Duration: 5 hours

A full-day aimed at progressing young riders to the next level, from blue to red graded trails

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Next Steps

Kids Course

This is a RED graded course.

This course is aimed at equipping young riders with the skills to shred our Red graded trails with confidence. Having mastered the core bike handling skills we’ll teach young riders the techniques for gaining speed, maintaining their flow and conserving momentum through all terrain thrown at them. 

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOUR CHILD? 
  • They are aged 10 - 14yrs.
  • They ride blue graded trails with ease and have maybe 'had a go' at a red graded trail. 
  • They have the fitness to ride their bike for the duration of the course, which will include having to cycle uphill to the top of our trais.

If you are unsure if this course is suitable, please email us, bikes@comriecroft.com, let us know your phone number and one of our coaches will be in touch to advise you. 

COURSE OUTLINE

Our coaches will initially confirm and consolidate the fundamental riding skills, before swiftly moving onto the more technical riding skills. Throughout the day we will cover:

  • Pumping for speed – how and where to pump so you can gain free speed on any trail whilst maintaining a balanced and strong body position.
    Technical descending
  • Technical climbing
  • Advanced cornering – leaning the bike, maintain grip and how to keep your speed.
  • Line choice and speed – how to choose the smooth fast lines and optimum speed to ride them.
  • Low speed balance.

The course will be split between our skills park, where you will practice specific skills and our trails, where they will put your newly found skills into practice. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TRAILS USED: Our Skills Park and our Red graded trails.

COURSE LOCATION: Comrie Croft Mountain Bike Trails

COST: £40

TIMINGS: 10:00 - 15:00 each day (5hrs).

MEETING POINT: Our coaches will meet the young riders in the open space to the front of Comrie Croft Bikes shop. As you come up the main drive the bike shop is at the left of the buildings in front of you.

KIT: A full kit list will be attached to the booking confirmation email. 

BIKE: A suitable mountain bike in good working order. If your child does not own a bike or you are unable to transport a bike to Comrie Croft, we offer bike and helmet rental at £10 per session. Please get in touch separately via the email bikes@comriecroft.com to book.

OUR COACHES: All our coaches are highly experienced and hold the following qualifications:

  • Member of the PVG scheme
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • British Cycling Mountain Bike Leader
  • Either a Go MTB Level 5 or British Cycling Level 2 Coach

Our coaches are experienced in managing group dynamics and ability. They will ensure that each level of rider can progress and challenge within their own ability, whilst keeping the group safe.

WARNING:

Please ensure your young rider fits the course criteria as detailed above and is confident on blue graded trails.

Level > Intermediate
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